MTV says it is jettisoning plans for indoor exhibitions for its forthcoming Video Music Awards, settling on open air shows spread all through New York City.
Coordinators had gotten ready for certain exhibitions inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the Aug.
30 show, however state they will follow the direction of state and nearby authorities to move them outside.
The move reported Friday is in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
New York City was one of the first U.S. urban communities hit hard by the infection, however cases have leveled off and a few limitations are being released.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s declaration in June that the VMAs would be held at Barclays amazed numerous and was a sign of the city’s turnaround in its battle against the infection.
An announcement by MTV and the Barclays Center guaranteed the show would “pay homage to the incredible resiliency of New York with several outdoor performances around the City with limited or no audience.”
The show intends to come back to Barclays for its 2021 version.
The service offers new honors concentrated on live exhibitions and music recordings made at home during the pandemic.
Woman Gaga and Ariana Grande are the main chosen people with nine each.
BTS, Doja Cat and J Balvin are among the exhibitions reported so far by MTV.